2013_05_21 ICAP Minutes
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
401 Hungerford Dr., Tan Conference Room
Andrea Coleman and Shari Argue, co-chairs, welcomed everyone and asked members to introduce themselves.
Ilene Sparber mentioned that the Univ. of MD, School of Public Health is evaluating Text4Baby and is recruiting currently pregnant women 18 years and older. Refer interested women to Erica at 301-244-8621 or firstname.lastname@example.org or for Spanish speakers call Katherine at 301-405-9535 or email@example.com.
The presentation at next month’s ICAP meeting will be from Ellen Langhans of HHS/OAS healthfinder.gov. She’ll be speaking about the social media they use for outreach.
New resource in the county: Baby’s Bounty. They accept agency-to-agency referrals for newborns needing baby equipment and other paraphernalia. No charge to the mom. Go to www.babysbounty.org.
Molly Love, Executive Director of Teen and Youg Adult Health Connection (TAYA), gave a detailed description of today’s existing options in contraception. This included birth control pills, hormone patch, Nuva Ring, DepoProvera shots, implants, and IUDs. She explained pros and cons of each method to help with potential responses to prospective teen users. For more information or to schedule a presentation by TAYA, contact Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership Information and Updates
Jose Luis Diaz, CCI/WIC – CCI is opening a new health center in the Franklin Park area ofGreenbelt.
Mary Brewster, Amerigroup – They had their MCQA accreditation visit on April 17 and they (unofficially) passed!
Cornelia Gregory, Child Care Subsidies
Debbie Reese, Community Health,Germantown– They continue to case manage pregnant women, and offer STD and immunization clinics.
Maria Elena Ladron de Guevara, Planned Parenthood –
ShariWaddy, Families Foremost – This year’s class is doing really well on their GED practice tests and she expects a high passing rate. GED test will be changing next year so students are working hard to pass before the changes.
Heather Ross, African American Health Program
Sharon Crowe, School Health – No final numbers for the school year but trend seems to be younger students becoming pregnant (50% of pregnancies are 9th graders).
Pat Keating,HolyCrossHospital– Current prenatal class in finishing. Two classes are scheduled for the fall. Family Fun & Fitness Day atGermantownLibrary on Saturday, June 15 from 1 to 4pm.
Molly Love, TAYA – All family planning methods provided at TAYA are at no cost to teens and those living below the poverty level.
Andrea Coleman, Child Welfare – She organized a health resource fair for CWS workers and they learned a lot about county resources. She hopes to do something similar for social services.
Shari Argue,LourieCenter– Michelle Diaz is their new Educational Disabilities Coordinator. They’re offering a new class atNorthwesternHigh School– PLUS (Parents Learning Useful Skills).
Lisa Euliss, WIC – new income guidelines as of April 13 (see attached). Refer people since they have space for new applicants. Remind people that they do not check citizenship status.
Next meeting: June 18, 2013 at 1:30pm.